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2- The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 24, 1998
Iraqi deput escapes gevades



BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi President Saddam
Hussein's deputy narrowly escaped an assassination
attempt in a southern Iraqi city, Baghdad television
reported yesterday.
-Izzat Ibrahim, Saddam's deputy on the powerful
Revolutionary Command Council, was attending a
religious ceremony Sunday when assailants threw two
grenades at him as he got out of his car, according to
the report.
Several bodyguards and bystanders were wounded,
the television reported. It said Ibrahim was not injured.
The attack in Kerbala, a Shiite Muslim holy city,
came a day before Iraqi opposition groups met in
London to find ways to unite their ranks. It was
the first reported assassination attempt on a senior
Iraqi official since December 1996, when gunmen
shot Sadaam's eldest son, Odai, about 10 times
while he waited in his car in an upscale Baghdad

Odai, Saddam's heir apparent, survived the attack
but now walks with the aid of a cane.
Kerbala is in the southern Shiite Muslim heartland,
which has long been a source of opposition to
Opposition groups have said that fighting has
renewed in recent months in southern Iraq.
Opposition groups based in London said earlier this
month that Ibrahim commanded some Iraqi units sent
to fight Shiite rebels in the southern marshes.
Shiite Muslim rebels have staged hit-and-run
attacks since the Iraqi army crushed their uprising in
the aftermath of the 1991 Gulf War.
Despite Saturday's attack, Ibrahim continued his
activities and attended a religious festival held to com-
memorate the birthday of Hussein, the Prophet
Mohammed's grandson and Shiite Muslims' most
revered saint, the television said. He delivered a speech
on behalf of Saddam, it said.

Investigations were under way to apprehend "the
perpetrators of this heinous crime," the television
Ibrahim is a powerful figure within Iraq's ruling
elite and serves as a deputy commander of the Iraqi
armed forces.
He is one of Saddam's must trusted lieutenants and
is officially the No. 2 man in the Iraqi ruling hierarchy.
Like most of the elite, however, he holds little person-
al power and his authority depends on his association
with Saddam.
Top Iraqi officials are well protected by loyal troops
and usually only venture out to meet hand-picked
Saddam is known to take special security precau-
tions and rotates the places where he sleeps to foil pos-
sible attackers. In rare public appearances, scores of
elite Special Security Service troops cluster around

Reno likely to reject VP investigation
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Janet Reno is likely to again decline to
order an independent counsel investigation of Vice President Al Gore, this time
over whether he lied to investigators about campaign fund raising, officials said
Reno must send a decision on Gore by today to a special court, which selects
counsels. She faces separate, similar decisions about President Clinton and his for-
mer deputy chief of staff Harold Ickes in the next two weeks.
The question of whether Clinton and his aides illegally funded issue advertise-
ments during the 1996 election also is unlikely to be sent by Reno to an indepen-
dent counsel, according to Justice Department and law enforcement officials, who
requested anonymity. That decision is due Dec. 7.
The Ickes case has the greatest chance of prompting Reno to order what would
be the seventh independent counsel of her tenure to look into a top Clinton admin-
istration figure, these officials said. Reno has until Nov. 30 to decide whether there
is enough evidence the former White House aide lied to a Senate committee about
administration assistance to the Teamsters union during a strike against Diamond*
Walnut Co.
Clinton, Gore and Ickes have denied wrongdoing.


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An article published later that
year in Michigan Today, the quarter-
ly alumni newsletter, mentioned
Karels was looking for a way to pre-
serve the colors, but had found that
various print companies couldn't
even come close to the Michigan
Then Ruphus Teesdale, a
University alumnus and board mem-
ber of X-Rite Inc., a color engineer-
ing company, jumped into the pic-
"When I saw that (article), I said
hey, X-Rite does that stuff for a liv-
ing," said Teesdale, who received an
undergraduate degree in 1943 and a
masters in 1967, both from the
The Grandville, Mich,, company
works mainly with auto manufactur-
ers, matching the paint colors on
various auto parts.
X-Rite Inc. volunteered its ser-
vices to the University, and in late
1996 the company brought its
equipment to Ann Arbor.
"I was thrilled," said Karels
about learning X-Rite would be able
to do the job.
The 1912 ribbons at Bentley
Library met the 1990s when X-Rite
used a spectrophotometer and a
computer that simulated fading to
find the exact colors.
"Conceivably, if the original
samples are lost, we can now at least
reproduce the colors," Teesdale said.
The new ribbons are treated so
they don't fade in sunlight.
"It gives me a warm feeling to
know I could do something for the
University," said Teesdale, with
pride in his voice.
The University Administration
has not insisted that the official
shades be used throughout the
"You can never create the same
color with different materials," said
Bruce Madej, director of media
relations for the Athletic
The exact shades of color on
cloth uniforms, football helmets and
various Michigan paraphernalia dif-
fer from the official colors.
"We believe that it is these colors
that have best suited the University
throughout the years," Madej said.
But just the knowledge that the
true colors have finally been found
is important, Karels said.
"Color is a strong rally point,"
she said. "The symbolic system of
any organization is important to the
furthering of its soul."

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Hyde aims to end.
probe next month
WASHINGTON - Henry Hyde,
chair of the Judiciary Committee,
hopes the panel can complete its
work on impeachment the week of
Dec. 7 and the House can convene
the following week to vote if neces-
sary on President Clinton's fate,
Republican sources said yesterday.
But Hyde's timetable, as virtually
everything else in the final stages of
the nation's third presidential
impeachment inquiry, is subject to
numerous unsettled issues, ranging
from constitutional matters to logis-
As an example, before adjourning
last month for the elections, law-
makers gave Speaker Newt Gingrich
the authority to call the House back
into session "whenever, in his opin-
ion, the public interest shall warrant
That provision was crafted with
impeachment proceedings in mind.
Now, though, Gingrich is a lame

duck, and as a practical matter, has
ceded power to Rep. Bob Livingston
(R-La.), tapped by House
Republicans to succeed him in
Brain scan could
help diagnose ADD
WASHINGTON - Researchers say
a new test using a special brain scan can
identify children who have attention
deficit disorder, the behavior syndrome
that causes millions of kids to be placed
on powerful drugs.
Just as importantly, the finding of a
biological "signature" in the brains of
those with ADD could help determine a
child does not have the disorder,
according to the Stanford University
Their announcement, to be published
today in the Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences, comes just days
after a government panel concluded that
doctors have no consistent way to iden-
tify ADD or diagnose who has it.



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Yeltsin in hospital
with pneumonia
MOSCOW - President Boris
Yeltsin was hospitalized again yester-
day, reportedly suffering from pneumo-
nia and a high temperature, prompting
new speculation about his ability to
lead. But he was shown in a Kremlin
videotape, meeting with Chinese
President Jiang Zemin in a reception
room near his sickbed.
Yeltsin's ailment, the third time in six
weeks he has appeared seriously ill,
came as aides were openly discussing
the possibility of transferring some of
his powers to Prime Minister Yevgeny
Primakov, although Primakov said he
had not received any new instructions
from the president.
In an interview with the RIA Novosti
news agency made public Sunday,
Yeltsin's deputy chief of staff, Oleg
Sysuyev, said Primakov had presiden-
tial stature, and should be seen "as a
person who should take upon himself
presidential powers if the situation per-
sists." He did not elaborate.
The Kremlin announced yesterday

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morning, however, that Yeltsin on
Sunday had come down with a t102-
degree fever, was taken to the Central
Clinical Hospital yesterday morning,
and was diagnosed with pneumonia.
Yeltsin had failed to make a personal
appearance following the slaying
Friday of a leading progressive legisla-
tor and former aide, Galina

PARIS - Railroad workers alarmed
at plans for industry deregulation staged
the closest thing yet to a "Eurostrike"
yesterday, stopping work in halfa do2en
European Union member states.
Traffic jams up to 25 miles long were
reported at rush hour on the roads around
Brussels, Belgium, where all trains
ground to a halt. In Paris, where the
strike hit rail service especially hard,
grumbling commuters also were forced
to pile into cars or pack into the under-
ground Metro, which was unaffected.
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